The Manificent Finedon Hall

The Manificent Finedon Hall

Finedon Hall is a Grade II listed 17th- or 18th-century country house with later modifications. It is built in the Tudor style to an H-shaped floor plan in two storeys with attics. It is constructed in ironstone ashlar with limestone dressings and a slate roof.

Gilbert Dolben married the heiress of Finedon manor in 1682. He was created a baronet in 1704 and was MP for Ripon, Peterborough  and Yarmouth.  It descended in the Dolben family to the 4th and last Baronet and from him to his daughter Diana, who had married William Harcourt Isham Mackworth (d.1872). He took the additional surname of Dolben. His three sons all died young, including the poet Digby Mackworth Dolben, and so the estate passed to his sister, after whose death in 1912 it was sold.

The house has now been converted into apartments.

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